French Open singles champions will get a record 1.65 million euros ($2.3 million) each, with first- week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money.
Stanislas Wawrinka didn’t just have to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal in yesterday’s Australian Open final. He had to get out of the shadow of fellow Swiss player Roger Federer, the record 17-time men’s champion.
Roger Federer defeated Britain’s Andy Murray at tennis’s Australian Open yesterday to set up a semifinal with top seed Rafael Nadal, who needed four grueling sets to overcome Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.
Rafael Nadal’s latest U.S. Open victory and 13th Grand Slam title moved him into third place on the men’s career list. It left his opponent, the world’s No. 1 player, contemplating the Spaniard’s place in tennis history.
Eike Batista’s sports venture with IMG Worldwide Inc. has the resources to operate and grow irrespective of the fate of the former billionaire’s other businesses, Chief Executive Officer Alan Adler said.